Qualification details

CPC50308 - Diploma of Building and Construction (Management) (Release 2)


Usage recommendation:
Is superseded by CPC50320 - Diploma of Building and Construction (Management)Supersedes and is not equivalent CPC50308 Diploma of Building and Construction (Management). 26/Nov/2020

ReleaseRelease date
(View details for release 3) 17/Jan/2017
2 (this release) 07/Feb/2013
(View details for release 1) 19/May/2011

Training packages that include this qualification

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Units of competency

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BSBITU402A - Develop and use complex spreadsheetsDevelop and use complex spreadsheetsSupersededN/A
CPCCBC5007B - Administer the legal obligations of a building or construction contractorAdminister the legal obligations of a building or construction contractorSupersededN/A
BSBFIM501A - Manage budgets and financial plansManage budgets and financial plansSupersededCore
CPCCBC5010B - Manage construction workManage construction workSupersededN/A
BSBITA401A - Design databasesDesign databasesSupersededN/A
BSBLED502A - Manage programs that promote personal effectivenessManage programs that promote personal effectivenessSupersededN/A
BSBWOR501B - Manage personal work priorities and professional developmentManage personal work priorities and professional developmentSupersededN/A
CPCCBC5013A - Develop professional technical and legal reports on building and construction projectsDevelop professional technical and legal reports on building and construction projectsSupersededN/A
CPCCBC5011A - Manage environmental management practices and processes in building and constructionManage environmental management practices and processes in building and constructionSupersededN/A
BSBPMG505A - Manage project qualityManage project qualitySupersededN/A
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SchemeCodeClassification value
ANZSCO Identifier 133112 Project Builder 
ASCO (occupation type) Identifier 1191-11 Construction Project Manager 
ASCED Qualification/Course Field of Education Identifier 0403 Building 
Qualification/Course Level of Education Identifier 421 Diploma 
Taxonomy - Industry Sector N/A Construction Services 
Taxonomy - Occupation N/A Construction Manager,Sales Manager (Building and Construction),Estimating Manager,Project Manager (Building and Construction) 

Classification history

SchemeCodeClassification valueStart dateEnd date
ANZSCO Identifier 133112 Project Builder 03/Aug/2009 
ASCO (occupation type) Identifier 1191-11 Construction Project Manager 03/Aug/2009 
ASCED Qualification/Course Field of Education Identifier 0403 Building 03/Aug/2009 
Qualification/Course Level of Education Identifier 421 Diploma 19/May/2011 
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Modification History

Revised qualification deemed equivalent to CPC50308

Elective units revised resulting in a number of unit identifier changes


This qualification is designed to meet the needs of senior managers within building and construction firms.

Occupational titles may include:

  • Project manager
  • Construction manager
  • Estimating manager
  • Sales manager.

The qualification has core unit of competency requirements that cover common skills for the construction industry.

The construction industry strongly affirms that training and assessment leading to recognition of skills must be undertaken in a real or very closely simulated workplace environment and this qualification requires all units of competency to be delivered in this context.

Completion of the general induction training program specified by the National Code of Practice for Induction Training for Construction Work (ASCC 2007) is required before entering a construction work site. Achievement of unit CPCCOHS1001A covers this requirement.

Additional units of competency may be required to meet builder registration requirements in various States and Territories.

Pathways Information

Not Applicable

Licensing/Regulatory Information

Not Applicable

Entry Requirements

Not Applicable

Employability Skills Summary

Employability skill 

Industry/enterprise requirements for this qualification include: 


  • Analyses, evaluates and interprets a range of complex and technical documents, including relevant regulatory, legislative, licensing requirements, codes and standards, plans, drawings and specifications, contracts, reports, reference materials, building approvals, awards and workplace agreements
  • Maintains and reports records and information
  • Understands relevant definitions, terminology, symbols and language
  • Communicates effectively with a range of relevant parties and provides expert testimony
  • Establishes site communication procedures
  • Prepares complex business documents, including project expenditure schedules, reports including technical and legal reports, drawings and project briefs
  • Advises others regarding their obligations as well as company procedures
  • Negotiates dispute resolution
  • Sketches service layouts
  • Implements feedback systems


  • Demonstrates leadership within work teams and business units
  • Collaboratively and effectively develops and implements operational plans
  • Supervises work processes and systems, and delegates to others as required
  • Works with others to overcome problems and achieve outcomes
  • Establishes and maintains effective working relationships
  • Seeks advice from senior management as required
  • Works collaboratively with relevant stakeholders
  • Relates to people from diverse social, cultural and ethnic backgrounds and with varying physical and mental abilities

Problem solving 

  • Analyses construction, environmental management, energy conservation problems and applies appropriate and compliant remedial solutions
  • Assesses structural integrity of medium rise buildings
  • Ensures processes that identify faults and the required remedial action
  • Develops strategies to address project delays
  • Performs various complex calculations relating to cost-benefit analysis, rise and fall amounts, pessimistic overdraft requirements, statistical analysis, costs, set out of construction work, structural analysis and service installations
  • Analyses reasons for cost variations and takes remedial action
  • Establishes and implements dispute resolution procedures
  • Maintains site safety and manages risks
  • Provides advice on dispute resolution
  • Uses and analyses data in decision making

Initiative and enterprise 

  • Develops and initiates strategies to use resources effectively
  • Ensures effective systems' development
  • Implements effective project quality management and continuous improvement processes
  • Recommends improvements to environmental management and energy conservation plans
  • Develops strategies that maximise resource effectiveness
  • Develops and reviews workplace sustainability policy

Planning and organising 

  • Supervises planning processes and organisation of on-site building or construction work projects, including instituting procedures and systems
  • Develops sound and safe practices in relation to structural procedures on site
  • Coordinates and manages construction and demolition processes
  • Monitors building or construction costing systems
  • Manages preparation of project expenditure schedules
  • Supervises materials' procurement systems
  • Manages selection, engagement and performance of building and construction contractors
  • Administers legal obligations of building or construction contracts
  • Establishes construction work policies, practices and procedures
  • Prepares and implements environmental management and energy conservation plans, including workplace sustainability policy
  • Advises and coordinates the design process and obtains planning approval

Self management 

  • Manages own performance to ensure required levels of service standards, work quality and professional competence
  • Manages work priorities and professional development
  • Uses feedback to improve own performance
  • Takes responsibility as required by the work role
  • Uses discretion and judgement when required in complex environments
  • Deals with contingencies


  • Is open to new ideas and techniques
  • Seeks feedback on personal performance
  • Uses information effectively to improve work performance
  • Learns from colleagues as part of effective teamwork
  • Manages induction and pre-engagement training processes


  • Operates office equipment
  • Uses computer equipment and relevant software
  • Understands building construction materials and technologies
  • Understands construction equipment and its use
  • Operates and tests levelling equipment
  • Uses technology to improve efficiency and effectiveness of managing work

Packaging Rules

To achieve this qualification, the candidate must demonstrate competency in:

  • 12 units of competency:
  • 5 core units
  • 7 elective units.

The elective units are to be chosen as follows:

  • up to 7 units from general elective units
  • up to 3 units from qualifications in CPC08 or another current Training Package or state accredited course, provided the integrity of the AQF alignment is ensured, they contribute to a valid, industry-supported vocational outcome, and that no more than:
  • 2 units from a Diploma qualification
  • 1 unit from a Certificate IV
  • 1 unit from an Advanced Diploma qualification.

Some units in this qualification may have prerequisite requirements, which must be met when packaging the qualification. Users are referred to the list of CPC08 units with prerequisite unit requirements available in this Training Package for this purpose.

Core units 


Manage budgets and financial plans


Recruit, select and induct staff


Manage operational plan


Apply principles of OHS risk management


Ensure team effectiveness

Elective units 


Manage quality customer service


Manage rehabilitation or return to work programs


Build and sustain an innovative work environment


Design databases


Develop and use complex spreadsheets


Produce complex desktop published documents


Manage programs that promote personal effectiveness


Manage people performance


Manage project costs


Manage project quality


Manage project communications


Manage project risk


Lead and manage a sales team


Manage personal work priorities and professional development


Apply building codes and standards to the construction process for medium rise building projects


Monitor costing systems on medium rise building and construction projects


Supervise the planning of on-site medium rise building or construction work


Supervise and apply quality standards to the selection of building and construction materials


Select and manage building and construction contractors


Apply site surveys and set-out procedures to medium rise building projects


Administer the legal obligations of a building or construction contractor


Identify services layout and connection methods to medium rise construction projects


Manage construction work


Manage environmental management practices and processes in building and construction


Manage the application and monitoring of energy conservation and management practices and processes


Develop professional technical and legal reports on building and construction projects


Apply structural principles to the construction of medium rise buildings


Develop workplace policies and procedures for sustainability


Implement asset management plan